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The Three Pillars

YULA’s mission and underlying principle, laid out in the Three Pillars of at YULA Education, is that we stress the PRIMACY & RELEVANCY OF TORAH, an UNCOMPROMISING GENERAL STUDIES curriculum, and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT at the highest level. As a proud Yeshiva high school, our aim is to instill within our students a passion for Torah learning, refined middot tovot, and love for Medinat Yisrael.
 

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The PRIMACYRELEVANCY of TORAH

As a proud Yeshiva high school, our aim is to instill within our students a passion for Torah learning, refined middot tovot, and love for Medinat Yisrael. To a YULA student, Torah is never archaic. It always has relevance, a sense of transcendent purpose, and serves as a guide and inspiration for the way we live our lives. Through learning Gemara, Halacha, Chumash, Navi, classical texts of Rishonim and Achronim, Israel education, and Jewish philosophy, our curriculum is built and taught with primacy and relevancy in mind.
 

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UNCOMPROMISING GENERAL STUDIES

YULA believes that the synthesis of Torah study, general studies, and co-curriculars is necessary to prepare our graduates for success in the 21st century and beyond. The integration of general studies curricula into a yeshiva environment has revolutionized Jewish history. That is true in the cases of the Rambam, or the Vilna Gaon, who were illustrious and impactful talmidei chachomim and brilliant scholars in worldly matters. And it is true in the cases of more recent gedolim like Rav Hirsch and Rav Soloveitchik, who emphasized the importance of fusing together both disciplines as an integral part of being a successful and proud Jew.
 

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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

The Vilna Gaon writes that our purpose in life is to perfect our middot tovot, character traits. Through our third pillar, Character Development, we strive to help every student achieve this purpose with a variety of learning experiences and seminars. Past presenters have included David Suissa, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Jewish Journal, Professor Dan Schnur, Professor at USC and Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn, Rav and Dean of Yeshivat Yavneh.